I really dislike this show but somehow my daughters manage to make me watch it (or at least chunks of it) every week. I hate most of the contestants (seriously, I've played with singers better than 90% of them all), I hate the judges (Randy, go pick a bass and play, dude), I hate the fakeness of this show. Seriously what's not to hate? Why do I watch this show? It would be so easy to lock myself in my shop or just go practice the instrument. Maybe I need some quality time with my kids watching something else than cartoons, poorly written kid sitcoms or violent stuff on TV, so that may be it, but still, in the back of my mind something attracts me to this craptastic TV show. Because there are better shows than this on Discovery and Animal Planet... Who else watches American Idol? Come out!